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Nitro council approves demolition for two more houses


Nitro City Council members approved using sales tax revenue to fund the demolition of two troubled structures at its meeting Tuesday night.

Dunbar council talks Winter Storm Jonas response


Conversation surrounding Winter Storm Jonas dominated Dunbar City Council’s meeting Monday night.

Mayor Terry Greenlee praised city workers for their dedication throughout the storm that pounded the region ...

Nitro discusses moving police HQ


Discussions surrounding the future location of the Nitro Police Department dominated Tuesday night’s Nitro City Council meeting.

Following a closed-door executive session, council members passed a motion to...

Dunbar mayor looks to future projects for city


Dunbar City Council returned to business Monday evening with a light agenda to start off the new year.

Council members voted unanimously to adjust the city’s 2015 - 2016 budget through a resolution.


Dunbar bumps city sales tax to 1 percent


Dunbar City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to increase its sales tax and reduce its business & occupation tax.

“Nobody likes raising taxes,” Dunbar Mayor Terry Greenlee said. “...

Nitro council discusses lease of building housing city offices


Nitro City Council tabled an item Tuesday night that would have renewed the city’s lease with Kingsway Church.

Kingsway owns the old Nitro High School property that houses the Nitro Police Department, City ...

Nitro to build World War I memorial park


Nitro City Council moved forward Tuesday night on a project that would connect future generations to Nitro’s World War I legacy.

“This will be a memorial park that honors our veterans, honors our his...

Council to take a closer look at allowing mixed-use buildings in Nitro


Rich Hively with the Nitro Development Authority asked Nitro City Council on Tuesday night to consider adopting an ordinance that will allow people to live and work from the same place.

Mixed-use buildings are spr...

Dunbar talks 1 percent sales tax


In an effort to balance its budget moving forward, the city of Dunbar on Monday night joined a number of local communities discussing the imposition of a 1 percent sales tax.

“Coal severance [tax revenue] ...

Plans for Nitro Park modifications unveiled


Baker Engineering presented design plans to Nitro City Council Tuesday night for modifications to Nitro Park.

The estimated $4.5 million project would add lighting to all five baseball fields and include ba...

Demolition planned for problem structure in Nitro


Nitro City Council accepted a bid Tuesday night to bring down a plagued structure.

Council members accepted a $4,200 bid from Property Maintenance Inc. to complete a demolition and asbestos abatement at 1106 11th S...

Dunbar council acts to restore fire staffing levels


Dunbar City Council voted Monday night to restore its firefighting staffing levels to normal.

“[Being understaffed] puts a strain on our fire department,” said Dunbar Mayor Terry Greenlee.

Nitro council moves forward on sewage system project


Nitro City Council members voted Tuesday night to move forward with a sewage system project that will repair existing lines and add new ones to the city’s system.

“It’s lines we are constantly...